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American leadership in advancing the sustainable development goals

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Organized by the Brookings Institution and the UN Foundation

American leadership in advancing the sustainable development goals

September 20, 2021

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What: The sustainable development goals (SDGs) reflect a commitment to equity, justice, and environmental resilience. Across the country, Americans share this commitment as they build a transformative economic recovery out of COVID-19 that addresses the historic legacy of racial inequities and takes ambitious action on climate change.

On Monday, September 20, the Center for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Foundation will co-host the third annual “American leadership in advancing the sustainable development goals” event on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. This high-level virtual event will showcase how American leaders and institutions are using the SDGs to build resilient and inclusive communities across the United States.

This event will showcase American leadership, ingenuity, and commitment to a domestic agenda that leaves no one behind and embraces the deep transformations required for long-term sustainability and equity. It features the experiences and innovations of people across America, including work in Orlando, Phoenix, and San Diego, leadership by young people, and a special focus on advancing equity.

Viewers can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #USAforSDGs.

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